HINGYON, Ifugao – The Hingyon Fire Station has a new fire truck.
Bureau of Fire Protection-Cordillera Director, S/Supt. Robert Pacis turned over the state-of-the-art fire truck following its blessing at the Hingyon municipal gymnasium.
The fire truck worth P14.5 million can carry 1,000 gallons and can discharge 3,000 liters per minute.
It is also equipped with sets of personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, firefighting hoses and nozzles, a foam-generating nozzle with alcohol-resistant aqueous film-forming foam, and other firefighting tools and accessories.
Pacis said Hingyon is fortunate to be a recipient of a state-of-the art fire truck, as well as a fire station that is ongoing construction at a municipal lot in Awwa in Barangay Piwong, to boost the capability of the BFP personnel to respond to all kinds of destructive fires.
The new fire truck and the fire station are part of the BFP Modernization Program under Republic Act 11589, which is geared towards enhancing the capability of its personnel and acquiring state-of-the-art fire prevention, fire suppression, fire investigation, and emergency medical and rescue services facilities and equipment.
Mayor Florencio B. Nalula expressed gratitude to BFP-Cordillera, BFP-Ifugao, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and partner agencies for their unwavering support and assistance in protecting the citizenry from fire.
“Let us all work collaboratively to provide effective and efficient services for our municipality of Hingyon,” said Nalula.
Hingyon Fire Station Officer-in-Charge SFO3 Jose Dulnuan, Jr. pledged to maximize the use of the new fire truck.
The ceremonial blessing was attended by all the municipal fire marshals in the province led by the Provincial Fire Marshal, Supt. Katherine B Albino; Clifford Pataueg of DILG-Ifugao; LGU officials and employees led by Vice Mayor Allan K. Pegew; and other agencies. – Florida B. Robles